Pocketbook

Pocketbook

Pocketbook
Wi-Fi Bluetooth

Review date: Nov. 8, 2021

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People voted: Not creepy

Pocketbook, founded in Kyiv, Ukraine in 2007 and then shifted its headquarters to Switzerland in 2012, makes a wide range of eReaders based on E Ink technology. There are color ones, big ones, little ones, waterproof ones, and touchscreen ones. Pocketbook eReaders support a number of different eReader formats so you’re not tied to Amazon for your books. And the color ones are big with comic book fans. The best part, Pocketbook doesn’t seem to collect personal information on users. Take that Amazon.

What could happen if something goes wrong?

What’s this?!? Pocketbook says they do not collect any personal identity information on their users. What year is this, 1921? Seriously, there’s a company out there that doesn’t collect your personal information? Which means they can’t share it either, because they don’t collect it. They do say they collect technical and usage data. And they say they use that usage data to give you personal recommendations. All that seems ok though. The only qualm we have with Pocketbook is it seems their privacy policy was last updated in 2018. Buy hey, if they aren’t collecting much data on you at all, maybe that’s ok. Doesn’t seem too much could go wrong with these eReaders, other than you might get addicted to reading comic books. Go for it, we say!

Tips to protect yourself

  • If as a parent or guardian you believe that Pocketbook has in its database the personal information of a child under the age of 16, you can contact [email protected], and they will remove the information from the records.
mobile Privacy Security A.I.

Can it snoop on me? information

Camera

Device: No

App: N/A

Microphone

Device: No

App: N/A

Tracks location

Device: Yes

App: Yes

What can be used to sign up?

If you want to use PocketBook Cloud

What data does the company collect?

How does the company use this data?

PocketBook does not collect person-identified data, therefore does not share it.

How can you control your data?

You can request restriction of processing your data or withdraw consent at any point. Pocketbook tries to respond to all legitimate requests within one month.

What is the company’s known track record of protecting users’ data?

Great

No known incidents in the last 3 years.

Can this product be used offline?

Yes

User-friendly privacy information?

Yes

Pocketbook provides separate privacy policies for different services.

Links to privacy information

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards? information

Yes

Encryption

Yes

Strong password

Not Applicable

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

Privacy policy

Yes

Does the product use AI? information

Can’t Determine

Is this AI untrustworthy?

Can’t Determine

What kind of decisions does the AI make about you or for you?

Is the company transparent about how the AI works?

Can’t Determine

Does the user have control over the AI features?

Can’t Determine


News

With an Upgraded Color E Ink Screen, This Could Be the Perfect E-Reader for Comic Book Fans
Gizmodo
When we reviewed the PocketBook Color last year, we loved the device and the fact that true e-readers could finally display color, but its six-inch screen made it hard to use for reading comic books and magazines which work much better on tablets. The new PocketBook InkPad Color tries to remedy that with a larger 7.8-inch screen that uses E-Ink’s next-generation color electronic paper technology.

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